A resident of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday appeared earlier than the Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights to attraction for justice after alleging that she was repeatedly subjected to grievous sexual assault by relations earlier than being pressured into exile from her group.
A* had been referred to as to the assembly of the Senate’s committee after lawmakers determined to listen to an open petition filed by her.
Narrating her ordeal, A* informed the committee that a nephew of her husband, alongside together with his accomplices, raped her and recorded a video of the assault. She named a number of associates of the nephew who, in accordance with her, participated within the assault.
Based on the sufferer, the abuse continued as she was later blackmailed on the idea of that video. She stated the accused even kidnapped her son for ransom, which she was pressured to pay.
“Regardless of paying lots of of hundreds of rupees, the blackmailing continued,” she informed the lawmakers, including that she had tried to commit suicide after informing her husband about your complete state of affairs, however was saved by her partner.
The sufferer claimed that she was additionally kidnapped alongside together with her son and an assistant sub-inspector together with others additionally assaulted her on a separate event.
A* stated that the difficulty was then taken up by the elders of her household and referred to an area panchayat (a standard courtroom or jirga). The household was subsequently pressured by the panchayat to enter into an settlement that led to them being exiled, she stated.
“AJK police didn’t present justice to us and the Pakistan authorities additionally appears unable to take action,” she pleaded.
The sufferer’s husband, who was accompanying her, said that his spouse had been subjected to those assaults for seven consecutive months.
In response, Senator Nasreen Jalil stated the committee wouldn’t be capable of take direct motion on this regard as issuing punishment to anybody was past the mandate of the Senate physique.
Jalil, nevertheless, stated the committee would write a letter to the AJK president, asking him to take motion relating to the case.
The senator added that the committee would take Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on board to seek out out whether or not the committee might take any step on this regard or not.
The director common of Human Rights Fee has confirmed the presence of a mafia in AJK’s Bhimber district which reportedly blackmails ladies after filming them.
AJK police, nevertheless, have denied the claims made by the sufferer.
The preliminary report of the DI Khan incident — during which a sixteen-yr-previous woman was allegedly paraded bare — has been submitted to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights, DawnNews reported.
The report confirmed the incident and talked about that an “previous enmity” served because the motive behind the crime. DI Khan RPO informed the committee that a brother of the affected woman had been accused of assaulting a woman some two-and-half years in the past. Although that challenge had been settled, the sufferer was assaulted in retaliation, it added.
The incident got here to mild final month when the woman approached the Peshawar Excessive Courtroom, narrating the chilling account of what occurred to her on Oct 27 at her village Garamat in DI Khan and the way the native police supported the suspected culprits by twisting details within the first info report.
— Names have been modified to guard the id of the sufferer.
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